Project Car Hell, Junkyard Fixer-Upper Edition: Fiat Spider, VW…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! I walked into an East Bay self-service junkyard a few weeks back, and look what they had for sale! » 7/18/10 4:30pm 7/18/10 4:30pm

DOTS-O-Rama Sunday, Rocky Mountain Edition: Golden Hits


This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. I've got Colorado photographs aplenty, so get ready for high-altitude survivors! » 4/19/09 9:00am 4/19/09 9:00am

The Car That Started Murilee On His Vehicular Downward Spiral: Hubert…

Here's a story I've been meaning to tell since I started writing for Jalopnik: how it came to be that I love junkyard-built, low-budget, primered-out heaps so much. You can blame this '58 Volkswagen! » 2/22/09 1:00pm 2/22/09 1:00pm

1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about another Beetle Day today? As I've mentioned before, Alameda has sufficient air-cooled Beetles parked on the street for me to do a solid couple of Pure Beetle DOTS. I'm… » 12/19/08 9:00am 12/19/08 9:00am

German Beaters Colonize The Streets Of Berkeley, France Considers…

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 11/14/08 10:30am 11/14/08 10:30am, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . In addition to being a and , is also a devoted DOTSBE hunter. This time his travels have taken him to Berkeley (which may rival nearby Alameda in terms of Cool Old Cars Per Square Mile,…

Racing In Effect, Parts Breakage At Record Levels

We're a couple hours into the race now, and I can't tell you who's winning. That's because I've been so busy punishing miscreants for lousy driving. We've already dished out the Ozzy Osbourne Inertia Penalty Horn » 10/18/08 3:00pm 10/18/08 3:00pm and punishments (more on those later). Meanwhile, as the penalty box fills up, the pits are abuzz with…

1969 Volkswagen Beetle

The old air-cooled Beetles have rusted to nothingness in much of the world, but they're still quite common in Alameda. So common, in fact, that I tend to think of them as normal "background cars" and have to remind myself to shoot one for this series when too many Beetle-free weeks go by. Since it's been almost three… » 6/27/08 9:00am 6/27/08 9:00am